Chapter 2 timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to

    Chapter 2 timeline

  • Aug 30, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    A group of barrons forced King John to sign the "Great Charter". Made to guarantee rights to people.
  • King revoked London Company's charter, Virginia became first royal colony

    King revoked London Company's charter, Virginia became first royal colony
    Virginia colony didn't like the success its sponsors had promised. Its government was evolving into one of popular rule. The king disaproved of the local government's metods, as well as there attempts to gro tobacco. After revoked, other colonies followed.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right
    a statement of civil liberties sent by the English Parliament to Charles I. Refusal by Parliament to finance the king's unpopular foreign policy had caused his government to exact forced loans and to quarter troops in subjects' houses as an economy measure.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    During the revolution King James II abdicated and fled from England. He was succeeded by his daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, a Dutch prince. Parliament proposed a Declaration of Rights and presented it to William and Mary on February 13, 1689. Only after they accepted the declaration did Parliament proclaim them king and queen of England. Parliament then added several clauses to the declaration and formally enacted the amended bill as the Bill of Rights on December 16, 1689.
  • Albany Plan of Union

    Albany Plan of Union
    There they adopted a "plan of union" drafted by Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania. Under this plan each colonial legislature would elect delegates to an American continental assembly presided over by a royal governor.
  • Boston Masacare

    Boston Masacare
    Shooting of five American colonists by British troops. British say rocks and other such weapons were hurled at them. But the British had guns, and they did open fire. The Boston Massacre deepened American distrust of the British military presence in the colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of people known as the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Mohawk Indians and boarded the ships which were full of tea. They did this as a protest against the Stamp Act.
  • Decloration of Independance

    Decloration of Independance
    The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Articles of Confederation approved

    Articles of Confederation approved
    Established a firm league of friendship among the states. Created a structure that more closely resembled an alliance of independant states than a government for the people.
  • Articles of Confederation take effect

    Articles of Confederation take effect
    The articles of confederation took effect on this date
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Shay's Rebellion
    Daniel Shays, a Revolutionary War veteran, led a group to take the weapons from the Springfield armory. The governor sent two militias to meet Shays' forces.
  • Virginia Plan

    Virginia Plan
    In its amended form, this page of Madison's plan shows his ideas for a legislature. It describes 2 houses: one with members elected by the people for 3-year terms and the other composed of older leaders elected by the state legislatures for 7-year terms.
  • New Jersy Plan

    New Jersy Plan
    New Jersey Plan was rejected as a basis for a new constitution. It was really a continuation of the old style of government under the Articles of Confederation.